HUD Commemorates National Fair Housing Month

By klrw460 April 2, 2024

WASHINGTON – Today, Adrianne Todman, the Interim Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), made a statement to mark Fair Housing Month and to celebrate the enactment of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which outlaws discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, and family status.

“Over fifty years, the federal government has consistently aimed to eliminate housing discrimination through the enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. The current administration under Biden and Harris is very committed to its obligations under this and other civil rights laws, striving hard to ensure everyone has access to suitable housing,” stated HUD Interim Secretary Adrianne Todman. “All Americans deserve to live without discrimination, bias, or threats. This Fair Housing Month, we are doubling down on our dedication to safeguarding individuals and families throughout the nation.”

The theme for this year’s Fair Housing Month, ‘Fair Housing: The ‘Act’ in Action,’ highlights the Biden-Harris Administration’s dedication to fighting housing discrimination, preserving the fair housing rights of everyone in America, and addressing the discriminatory practices and policies of the past.

“This April, we pause to remember the prolonged struggle for fair housing and redouble our efforts to eradicate discrimination and inequality in housing throughout the nation,” said Demetria L. McCain, Principal Deputy Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “HUD is actively taking significant steps to promote housing justice and ensure that everyone can choose their home without facing discrimination based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity), disability, or family status.”

Every April, HUD commemorates Fair Housing Month with local communities, advocates, and organizations, emphasizing the importance of the Fair Housing Act, raising awareness about fair housing rights and duties, spotlighting enforcement activities, and underlining the need for diverse and inclusive communities.

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